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COVID-19 travel restrictions: Brazil

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This article was published on March 30, 2022, and all the information in the article is correct as of this time. Before you book your trip, we highly recommend that you also check official sources for the most up-to-date travel requirements, as they are subject to constant change.

Can I enter Brazil?

Presently, Brazil is open to travelers from all over the world. Nevertheless, several COVID-19 restrictions are in place.

When going to Brazil, all foreign travelers must fill out a Health Declaration Form no later than 24 hours before departure for Brazil. 

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Can I enter Brazil if I am vaccinated?

You can enter Brazil if you are vaccinated. You are considered fully vaccinated at least 14 days after completing your vaccination course.

As of February 2022, the following vaccines are used in Brazil:

  • AstraZeneca
  • Pfizer
  • Janssen
  • CoronaVac

However, any other vaccine drugs approved by the World Health Organization (WHO), or by the authorities in the country where the traveler was vaccinated will be accepted.

Travel documents if I am vaccinated 

If you are a fully vaccinated traveler and over 12 years old, please present both of the following documents in English, Spanish, or Portuguese:

  • A vaccination certificate
  • A negative PCR test result no older than 72 hours, or a rapid antigen test no older than 24 hours before departure to Brazil

Can I enter Brazil if I am unvaccinated?

As of February 2022, unvaccinated travelers are not usually granted access to Brazil unless they:

  • Are not eligible to be vaccinated because of health conditions or due to age
  • Come from countries with low vaccination coverage
  • Are Brazilians or foreigners residing in Brazilian territory 
  • Have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 90 days

If you have recovered from COVID-19, please present:

  • Two detectable RT-PCR results, with an interval of at least 14 days, with the last one taken no more than 72 hours prior to the time of the flight
  • Medical certificate with the signature of the responsible physician and declaration that the individual is asymptomatic and able to travel, including the date of travel

Who cannot enter Brazil?

As of February 2022, foreign travelers cannot enter Brazil if they have been present in the following countries in the last 14 days prior to arrival in Brazil:

Can I leave Brazil?

Both vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers can leave Brazil. Please check the requirements of your destination country in advance to make sure you are allowed to travel. 

Travel documents if I am vaccinated 

  • A document confirming vaccination status

In addition, please check the necessity of presenting a COVID-19 negative test result in your destination country. Several countries demand tests anyway.

Travel documents if I am unvaccinated

  • A certificate of recovery from COVID-19 
  • A negative COVID-19 test result (the relevant period and kind of test may vary, please check the requirements of the destination country)

COVID-19 situation in Brazil currently

Currently, more than 66% of the total Brazilian population has been fully vaccinated. The COVID-19 situation in Brazil is moderate now. 

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Is it safe to travel to Brazil right now?

International travel to Brazil is relatively safe now. Brazilian COVID-19-related restrictions are basic:

  • Wearing masks indoors
  • Maintaining social distance

Is Rio de Janeiro open for travel now?

Rio de Janeiro, as well as Brasilia, the country’s capital, is open for travel now. It is possible to visit the city’s main attractions without strict restrictions.

Do I have to quarantine if I go to Brazil?

Vaccinated visitors are exempt from quarantine in Brazil.

Unvaccinated visitors are obliged to self-isolate for 14 days. They can shorten the self-isolation if they undergo a PCR or antigen test no earlier than day five after arrival and get a negative result. 

In addition, Brazilian residents who come from the following countries are also obliged to undergo a 14-day mandatory self-isolation:

How do I get a health pass to travel to Brazil?

Currently, there is no digital health pass for foreign travelers in Brazil. It is recommended to print out copies of your COVID-19 documents and carry them with you.

What are the biggest international airports in Brazil?

These are the top five biggest international airports in Brazil:

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